BOSS GP: A motorsport series going from strength to strength


Gerstl dominated the two races at the BOSS GP series in Assen

BOSS GP (Big Open Single Seater) is a racing series around Europe, it is split into two classes FORMULA and OPEN. BOSS GP uses some of the most enthralling cars in Formula 1 and other motorsport series’ to amaze fans across Europe.

The series involves a selection of the most powerful and exciting cars in Motorsport, including Formula 1, GP2, Indycar and World Series by Renault.

BOSS GP originated in the United Kingdom in 1995, it began in small numbers but as the popularity grew it expanded into Europe and it changed its name to EuroBOSS. The move to Europe resulted in an increase in investment and the introduction of Formula 1 cars from past and present.

Since 2010, the name has been BOSS GP and has steadily grown attracting huge crowds which was evident in Assen, where the home driver Klaas Zwart wowed the adoring crowd in the Jaguar R5 F1 car.

Klaas Zwart

Walking around the paddock you can sense the excitement and the buzz from seeing such amazing cars up close and personal. The noise and excitement is overwhelming and the mix of drivers and machinery on the grid create a recipe for a great race weekend.

BOSS GP is being run by Christian Gaense, who was a huge fan before becoming involved in the series, he was offered the opportunity to run the series when it changed its name to BOSS GP.

Gaense has the passion and enthusiasm to expand the series and make it a worldwide series but the teams and drivers are against that proposal because of the cost of travel and the cost of maintaining the cars.

The series only visits top class and historical circuits including Monza, Hockenheim, Red Bull Ring, Imola, Nurburgring, Brno and the TT Circuit in Assen. The circuits are a huge attraction for fans because of the excitement and unique facilities that you don’t see in Formula 1.

The V10 roar of the F1 cars echoes around the paddock and is a unique experience for many fans that have not heard the unique noise before.

Visiting Assen was an amazing experience, the brilliant facilities and exciting track layout played host to some thrilling racing for the huge crowds that gathered on the Sunday.

Mika Hakkinen presenting the trophy at BOSS GP
Mika Hakkinen presenting the trophy at BOSS GP

BOSS GP attracted a number of VIP guests including Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen and MotoGP superstar Dani Pedrosa. Hakkinen presented the trophies to winners of the races over the weekend.

Speaking to the boss of BOSS GP it has showed the progression the series and the plans for the future. He is pushing the series towards the UK with Brands Hatch a possible location but with many restrictions the proposed race is currently on hold.

The future looks positive for the BOSS GP with a possible introduction of a new F1 car to the grid, the Super Aguri SA06 – F1 will hopefully take to the grid in 2017 and could be driven by female driver Veronika Cicha.

Overall the experience showed a variety of motorsports other than just Formula 1, BOSS GP has showed what a relatively unknown series can do.

The drivers that race in the series range in age and the drivers have to pay to race which can restrict the series, but even though they are considered paid drivers they still have to be skilled to race such powerful cars.

Championship leader Ingo Gerstl dominated the weekend in Assen winning both OPEN class races, they has restricted the competition in the series but as it develops more and more cars can compete for the championship.